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What is a pad test for women with overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A pad test is done to measure the amount of urine you lose during activity. During the exam, you will wear a sanitary pad while exercising, and then the pad is weighed when you finish to see how much urine it contains.

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